Tailor Made Holidays & Honeymoons to Madagascar
This is an easy two-week tailor made holiday to Madagascar combining stunning lemur-rich rainforests and a lovely eco-sensitive hotel on a reef-protected beach on Ile Ste Marie. The Andasibe-Mantadia National Park protects 11 species of lemur as well as enormous Parson’s chameleon and birds such as the Blue coua and Nuthatch vanga. To the north see the Diademed sifaka and the nocturnal Goodman’s Mouse lemur. On Ile Ste Marie, Princesse Bora Lodge is also home to a research project for the protection of marine mammals and is a great place to whale-watch in the months July to September.
Day 1 –London – Paris – Antananarivo. Fly with Air France from London (or selected regional airports) via Paris. On arrival into Antananarivo. you will be met and transferred to the Relais de Plateaux for a one night stay.
Day 2 – Antananarivo & Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Perinet). Today you will be meet and driven east to Vakona Lodge in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Begin your exploration of the reserve in search of the Indri and other lemurs. Evening walk in the rainforest for nocturnal species. Stay 3 nights at Vakona Forest Lodge, breakfast, dinner and four days in the rainforest reserves of Perinet and Mantadia with your private driver and guide included.
Days 3 – 4 – Mantadia National Park – Explore the primary rainforest of Mantadia National Park to seek Diademed sifaka, Black-and-white ruffed lemurs, the insectivorous tenrecs and the rainforest-dependent ground rollers. You may wish to take a picnic lunch and eat it beside a waterfall.
Day 5 – Antananarivo – You have most of the morning for the rainforest before you are driven to the capital. Overnight in the Palissandre, breakfast included.
Day 6 – Ile Ste Marie – You will be driven to the airport for the flight to Ile Ste Marie for a seven night stay in a double comfort bungalow at Princesse Bora Lodge, with breakfast and dinner included. Complimentary lodge activities include snorkelling, kayaking, use of bicycles, sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool. Activities with a surcharge include spa treatments, fishing, day excursions, rental of motorbike or quad bikes, fishing and scuba diving.
Days 7 – 12 – Ile Ste Marie – Enjoy the beach, discover the offshore islands, see the legacy of pirate and French settlement, explore the forests and the mangrove system, dive the reefs and the wrecks, snorkel, surf, watch village life and the whales, in season.
Day 13 – Antananarivo – You will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Antananarivo where you will be met and transferred to Relais De Plateaux where you will have a day room.
Day 14 – Paris – London
You will be transferred to the airport to for your flight at 01.40 back to London Heathrow via Paris, arriving in London about 13.30.
Prices from £2,775 per person
Any itinerary can be tailor made to your specific requirements.